The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 56 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 342 224 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.61% 3.24% 3.28%
As % of the Applications category 28.84% 23.24% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 292 185 198
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,800 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,800 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,863 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1186 964 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.99% 13.94% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1009 824 889
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +26 190 £27,250 +9.00% 41
Cheshire +35 94 £25,000 -5.66% 8
Merseyside +8 32 £39,000 +56.00% 10
Lancashire -12 21 £25,000 -23.07%
Cumbria 0 4 £31,500 -13.69% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 460 (68.86%) Microsoft
2 391 (58.53%) MS Excel
3 293 (43.86%) Windows
4 168 (25.15%) SQL
5 161 (24.10%) Active Directory
6 121 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
7 118 (17.66%) Finance
8 106 (15.87%) ITIL
9 103 (15.42%) Project Management
10 102 (15.27%) Windows 7
11 100 (14.97%) Degree
12 98 (14.67%) SQL Server
13 95 (14.22%) MS Exchange
13 95 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 77 (11.53%) Windows XP
14 77 (11.53%) TCP/IP
15 67 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
16 65 (9.73%) SLA
17 64 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 63 (9.43%) SharePoint
19 62 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
20 55 (8.23%) VMware
20 55 (8.23%) MS PowerPoint
21 54 (8.08%) Change Management
22 53 (7.93%) DNS
23 52 (7.78%) VPN
23 52 (7.78%) Citrix
23 52 (7.78%) MCP
23 52 (7.78%) Marketing
23 52 (7.78%) Time Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 95 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 63 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (3.74%) Lync
5 24 (3.59%) IIS
6 21 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.69%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.35%) SAS
10 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (0.90%) CMS
13 5 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.60%) Apache
15 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.45%) JBoss
15 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 391 (58.53%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 51 (7.63%) MS Project
4 29 (4.34%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.54%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.90%) SPSS
7 5 (0.75%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.75%) FastStats
8 4 (0.60%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.45%) Windchill
10 2 (0.30%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.15%) InDesign
11 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.50%) Tridion
3 8 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.60%) Visualfiles
4 4 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.45%) CA Clarity
5 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.45%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.30%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.30%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.15%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.15%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.54%) Office 365
2 20 (2.99%) SaaS
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.53%) TCP/IP
2 53 (7.93%) DNS
3 52 (7.78%) VPN
4 41 (6.14%) DHCP
5 37 (5.54%) Internet
6 30 (4.49%) WAN
7 25 (3.74%) LAN
8 20 (2.99%) VoIP
9 14 (2.10%) Ethernet
9 14 (2.10%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.80%) SAN
11 11 (1.65%) Firewall
12 10 (1.50%) DECT
13 9 (1.35%) Wireless
14 8 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.20%) NAS
15 7 (1.05%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.05%) FTP
16 6 (0.90%) HTTP
16 6 (0.90%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (3.14%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (2.25%) DB2
7 14 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.95%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.75%) Ingres
11 5 (0.75%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.75%) Big Data
12 4 (0.60%) EDMS
12 4 (0.60%) MS Access
12 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.90%) JIRA
3 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.45%) Selenium
4 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.30%) UltraEdit
6 1 (0.15%) Hudson
6 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
General
1 118 (17.66%) Finance
2 52 (7.78%) Marketing
3 30 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.34%) Legal
5 28 (4.19%) Law
6 23 (3.44%) Banking
7 20 (2.99%) Retail
8 16 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.50%) Local Government
10 9 (1.35%) Back Office
11 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
12 4 (0.60%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 222 (33.23%) Analyst
2 76 (11.38%) Support Analyst
3 60 (8.98%) IT Support
4 56 (8.38%) Service Analyst
5 52 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 51 (7.63%) Support Engineer
7 47 (7.04%) Project Manager
8 46 (6.89%) Developer
9 32 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
10 26 (3.89%) IT Support Analyst
11 25 (3.74%) Business Analyst
12 23 (3.44%) Senior Manager
12 23 (3.44%) Applications Support
13 22 (3.29%) 1st Line Support
14 21 (3.14%) Senior Project Manager
14 21 (3.14%) Support Technician
15 20 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (2.84%) Product Manager
17 18 (2.69%) IT Support Engineer
17 18 (2.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.29%) .NET
2 20 (2.99%) XML
3 15 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.10%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.80%) HTML
6 10 (1.50%) CSS
7 9 (1.35%) Flash
8 6 (0.90%) XSL
9 5 (0.75%) COM
10 4 (0.60%) jQuery
10 4 (0.60%) EDI
11 3 (0.45%) EDIFACT
11 3 (0.45%) J2EE
11 3 (0.45%) Web Services
12 2 (0.30%) HTML5
12 2 (0.30%) Ajax
12 2 (0.30%) Sass
13 1 (0.15%) CSS3
13 1 (0.15%) XHTML
13 1 (0.15%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 121 (18.11%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.69%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.10%) Mathematics
5 14 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.50%) Statistics
7 8 (1.20%) GIS
7 8 (1.20%) Tandem
8 7 (1.05%) Life Science
9 5 (0.75%) iPhone
10 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.45%) iPad
11 3 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.45%) FMCG
11 3 (0.45%) Clustering
11 3 (0.45%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.30%) Freedom of Information
12 2 (0.30%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 293 (43.86%) Windows
2 102 (15.27%) Windows 7
3 95 (14.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (11.53%) Windows XP
5 64 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (6.89%) Linux
8 34 (5.09%) UNIX
9 31 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.59%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.65%) Android
12 9 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) Debian
15 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.87%) ITIL
2 103 (15.42%) Project Management
3 67 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (8.08%) Change Management
5 52 (7.78%) Time Management
6 51 (7.63%) Service Delivery
7 49 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (7.19%) PRINCE2
9 41 (6.14%) Service Management
10 35 (5.24%) ERP
10 35 (5.24%) Problem Management
11 32 (4.79%) Analytics
12 30 (4.49%) Document Management
13 28 (4.19%) Scrum
13 28 (4.19%) Incident Management
14 23 (3.44%) CRM
14 23 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 22 (3.29%) Product Management
16 21 (3.14%) ETL
16 21 (3.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 168 (25.15%) SQL
2 39 (5.84%) T-SQL
3 31 (4.64%) C#
4 25 (3.74%) VB
5 19 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 16 (2.40%) VBA
6 16 (2.40%) Java
7 15 (2.25%) C
8 12 (1.80%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.35%) VBScript
11 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.05%) Perl
11 7 (1.05%) Python
12 4 (0.60%) PHP
13 3 (0.45%) VB6
14 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 100 (14.97%) Degree
2 52 (7.78%) MCP
3 50 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (5.39%) MCSE
5 31 (4.64%) MCTS
6 30 (4.49%) MCSA
7 25 (3.74%) Security Cleared
8 24 (3.59%) MCITP
8 24 (3.59%) A+ Certification
9 21 (3.14%) CCNA
9 21 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.54%) SC Cleared
11 16 (2.40%) ISTQB
11 16 (2.40%) CISSP
11 16 (2.40%) CCNP
12 14 (2.10%) ISEB
12 14 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.73%) SLA
2 17 (2.54%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 161 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.44%) Hyper-V
3 40 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.80%) XenApp
5 11 (1.65%) MetaFrame
6 10 (1.50%) vSphere
7 7 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.60%) Xen
9 4 (0.60%) NFS
9 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (3.29%) SCCM
2 12 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.65%) OpenView
4 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.60%) WSUS
5 4 (0.60%) DameWare
5 4 (0.60%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.15%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.15%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 460 (68.86%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.23%) VMware
3 52 (7.78%) Citrix
4 35 (5.24%) HP
5 28 (4.19%) Oracle
6 23 (3.44%) Cisco
7 18 (2.69%) Lotus
8 16 (2.40%) Dell
9 15 (2.25%) SAP
10 13 (1.95%) Google
10 13 (1.95%) ArcSight
11 11 (1.65%) Coremetrics
11 11 (1.65%) McAfee
12 10 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (1.50%) EPiServer
12 10 (1.50%) hybris
13 9 (1.35%) Avaya
13 9 (1.35%) EMC
13 9 (1.35%) Sun
14 8 (1.20%) Symantec
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £33,333 per annum Rising to £38,887 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
BCC Cars
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Flexible, Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £22500 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Netsource
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago